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Published: 24 July 2019

Double Success for Professor Dimitris Petmezas at Surrey Business School

Professor Dimitris Petmezas has received 2 awards from Surrey Business School for the academic year 2018/19. The first one was the “Established Researcher of the Year Award” and the second one the “PGR Supervisor of the Year Award”.

Professor Petmezas stated about this double success: “I am glad and honoured to receive not just one, but two awards in one academic year from Surrey Business School. I am pleased that these awards recognise both the quality of my research and the unlimited hours of work and dedication to my PhD students. At the same time this recognition puts the bar higher and motivates me to continue working in the same pace. I feel the need to thank my co-authors and students who also share part of this double success”.

Professor Nickolaos Travlos commented on Professor Dimitris Petmezas’ awards: “I am delighted that Dimitris Petmezas has received these 2 awards. This is not a surprise to me as Dimitris Petmezas is one of the most prolific authors in the UK. His research has a great impact and his studies particularly on M&As have made a fundamental change in thinking on the subject. Dimitris is also a great advisor and mentor which is reflected by the fact that his PhD students succeed on a routine basis. I firmly believe that Dimitris Petmezas is an endurable asset for the University of Surrey and it is a privilege for Surrey Business School to have academics of Dimitris’ quality”.

Professor Petmezas' main research interests lie in the area of Corporate Finance with particular focus on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As). His research has been published in top academic journals including the Journal of FinanceReview of Finance, and Journal of Corporate Finance, among others. His work has been presented at about 50 Universities across the world and several high profile International Conferences, and also quoted in widely read international media, such as the Financial Times and The Economist. Professor Petmezas teaches the Corporate Finance module in several Master programmes at Surrey Business School.

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